How to Deal With an Employee Who Has a Hygiene Issue

Author: Jason Habinsky, Haynes & Boone

Dealing with an employee who has a hygiene issue is not easy for employers or supervisors. Having to tell an employee that he or she consistently has bad breath or a body odor is difficult to do and may be very embarrassing for the employee. To avoid unnecessary embarrassment and any form of public shame, employers should adopt the following steps when confronted with this type of issue.